Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
MICHIGAN GROUP BRINGS 'NEW HOPE' TO TIFTON PETS
VOLUNTEER GROUP SAVES 72 DOGS, 17 CATS
BEFORE HURRICANE MICHAEL STRIKES
By FRANK SAYLES JR.
In the days just before
, folks at the
Tift County Animal Shelter
weren't sure what they were going to do. A
was coming, and the shelter was
dogs and cats
"We were hoping maybe they could help; but considering they had made
to our shelter in the past
, we weren’t sure how much room they had since they are solely
, who lead the
Tift animal shelter friends
The local group was shocked when
, founder and president of
New Hope Pet Rescue
called to say they were gearing up for a
Tift County shelter
"It took a minute to
what she just said; did she say
clear our shelter
volunteers with the
dogs. "And not just small dogs or puppies, not necessarily what are considered
and ones that have been
for a very long time,"
group focuses on
, they saw the
cats in need at the
and were able to take
cats with them as well.
"It was quite an
," New Hope's
. She says it was the
rescue her nonprofit volunteer organization has ever done. The previous record was
dogs at a time.
says they took all the
because "we knew if we left
, they probably wouldn't make it" out of the storm and its aftermath. "We didn't want to
which ones were going to
live or die
She says the animals are in
vetted, spayed and neutered
to get ready for
of the Tifton dogs have been found to have
"They are so
says. "We've got some really
. We hope we can get them all
taken care of
people came when we
needed them most
say about the
New Hope Pet Rescue
group. "There is nothing in the world like watching a
pull out of the parking lot with
89 lives saved
. The feeling of
, folks at the
Tifton animal shelter
"lost without hope,"
was on the
to have experienced this," the
GOV CALLS FOR SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION TO DEAL WITH HURRICANE
today notified House Speaker
and Lt. Gov.
that he plans to call for a
special legislative session
of the General Assembly to convene on
Tuesday, Nov. 13
was severely impacted by
, and many communities across our state sustained
heavy financial losses
. In response, I will ask the
and lead the way in spurring rapid economic recovery for
also needs to be
to ensure that we adequately cover our obligations. I hope to work quickly with the General Assembly in the coming days to provide
that need it most.”
of the 2018 General Assembly
adjourned March 29
. The state
gives a governor the authority to convene a
STORM'S INSURED LOSSES
AT $250 MILLION
With more than
property-related insurance claims expected, Georgia Insurance Commissioner
in insured property losses for
“Our preliminary estimate today is $
. That figure may likely rise as new claims are submitted,” Hudgens said.
The estimate does not include insured
should take the following steps during the claims-filing process:
- Work with your insurance company. Ask what documents, forms, and data you will need to file a claim. Keep a diary of all conversations with insurance companies, creditors or relief agencies.
- Maintain any damaged personal property for the adjuster to inspect.
- Ask the adjuster for an itemized explanation of the claim settlement offer.
- Be wary of contractors who demand upfront payment before work is initiated or payment in full before work is completed. If the contractor needs payment to buy supplies, go with the contractor and pay the supplier directly.
- Get more than one bid. Ask for at least three references. Check with the Better Business Bureau about the contractor. Ask for proof of necessary licenses, building permits, insurance, and bonding. Record the license plate number and driver’s license number of the contractor.
- If there is a disagreement about a claim, ask the company for the specific language in the policy in question and determine why you and the company interpret your policy differently.
- If the first offer made by an insurance company does not meet your expectations, be prepared to negotiate to get a fair settlement.
If you believe you have treated
in getting a claim paid, call the insurance
. Phone lines are open from
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
ABAC ART SHOW SET OCT. 30
featuring Adjunct Professor
be 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 30
in the Bowen Hall Art Gallery at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Susan Kirby Roe
, head of the ABAC Department of Fine Arts, said the community is invited to attend the show and hear
will be provided.
A native of
, Walker graduated from
Schley County High School
before receiving his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from
Georgia Southwestern University
. He earned his master’s degree in fine arts from
Long Island University
An artist and an illustrator with a taste for old literature and a flair for the dramatic,
and his paintings have been featured in group exhibitions in
New York City
EARLY VOTING CONTINUES STRONG
continue to turnout during the
early voting period
; as of the end of the day
, a total of
Tift countians have cast ballots for the
In addition, requests for
have increased as well. The
Tift County Board of Elections
absentee ballots and has received
back as of
"People seem to be really
in this election," says
Leila E. Dollison,
Tift election supervisor. "It has truly been an
general election features the race for
The Turnwold Buggy from the Joel Chandler Harris era upon its arrival at the local museum prior to restoration.
BUGGY EXHIBIT HAS TIES
TO BR'ER RABBIT AUTHOR
exhibit with ties to
Joel Chandler Harris
1 p.m. Nov. 3
Ga. Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village
, executive director of
The Wren’s Nest
on the author and his life at the
Esther LaRose Harris
, gave their home,
The Wren’s Nest
, to the
Uncle Remus Memorial Association
. It has been a treasured
and a national memorial to Harris ever since.
, the great-great granddaughter of Harris, will join
and assist with the
, an artist from
, worked with Museum Curator
in the development of photos of the remnants of the
, the original home of the
. The photos create the core of the exhibit’s backdrop.
Another highlight of the exhibit opening will be a performance of Harris’
B'rer Rabbit stories
by one of The Wren’s Nest
Wiregrass Farmers Market
will provide an
ABAC CONCERT CHOIR PERFORMS NOV. 1
voices will align in harmony
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Concert Choir
Susan Kirby Roe
, head of the Department of Fine Arts and conductor for the event, said the concert begins at
on the ABAC campus. It is open to the public at no charge.
“We always look forward to this concert because it involves so many of our
who have worked extremely hard over the past several months,” Roe said.
Selections from the
will include “Grant Us Thy Peace,” “Flight Song,” “The Road Home,” and “Unclouded Day.”
will be the featured soloist on “The Road Home.”
ABAC Chamber Singers
will be featured in “What Sweeter Music,” and the ABAC Singers will be spotlighted in “There is Faint Music.”
will be the soloist for the ABAC Singers.
Zheng Jennifer Huang
, one of ABAC’s newest faculty members, will be the accompanist for the evening. Huang has performed numerous recitals and concerts as a pianist and harpsichordist in
. She received second place in the
1996 Hong Kong Open Piano Competition
for Asian Musicians
and has performed at
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PARENTS TO MEET MONDAY AT TCHS
Title I parent meeting
"Brag on Blue,"
will be held at
6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29
, in the
Tift County High School
will present examples of their
and their recent
will be available.
COLONY BANK COMPLETES PURCHASE OF ALBANY BRANCH OFFICE
, headquartered in
, has completed the
Planters First Bank
North Westover Boulevard
The transaction also includes a vacant
lot at the corner of
Pointe North Boulevard
Old Dawson Road
expects to build a
is expected to result in the
in loans and
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